News Service 117 – Learning to teach a trade in TAFE, Post-trade training forum, Women’s Pathfinder Project a success, Clean-energy study closing, Tax dollars and training resources for EVs, Improving VET completions, Access to Australian standards, NCVER data, Rise of prosumers, NECA & SafeWork NSW joint workshops, ARCTick licencing, Electrical incidents knowledge sharing, and Safety and energy news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 117 1. NSW UE ITAB TO HOLD POST-TRADE TRAINING FORUM 30 MAY 2023 – CIV DIPLOMA & A-DIPLOMA The NSW UE ITAB has received a number of enquiries from industry stakeholders regarding issues with accessing training in NSW in the post-trade Electrotechnology area – specifically CIV, Diploma […]

News Service 115 – Updated apprenticeship priority list includes green jobs, Qualifications reform survey closes soon, What’s wrong with Australia’s VET system, Can women be tradies, Jobs & Skills Australia paper and skills classification review, 2023 Training Awards, Smart & Skilled update, VET REPS inquiry, Next generation RAC tradies, Safety and Industry news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 115 HAPPY NEW YEARWISHING YOU MUCH PROSPERITY AND HAPPINESS IN 2023 Compliments of the season.  Welcome back to 2023. We wish our readers had a happy start to the new year and hope that 2023 brings you and your loved ones good health, happiness and much prosperity. […]

News Service 113 – Electrical Trade Trainer job, Tech to increase productivity, Consultations – Apprenticeship support, Gas & Electricity Act and Health, Women in trades, Education pathways program, Regulator morale down, Electricity Jobs Advocate 1st report, Australian Training Awards winners, NSW Small Business last week, Union slams CEDA licencing plan, Electrician fined, ACCC deadly solar batteries, Electrical safety webinar, Energy & renewables

Download a PDF version of the News Service 113 1. ADAPTIVE NSW – HOW EMBRACING TECH COULD RECHARGE OUR PROSPERITY The NSW Productivity Commission has released its latest report on how emerging technologies could enhance productivity and improve economic growth in NSW.  The November 2022 titled, “Adaptive NSW: how embracing tech could recharge our prosperity”, […]

News Service 106 – Skill shortage crises, Electricians disqualified in NSW, OFT Notice for RTOs re disconnect-reconnect, prioritising VET funding, VET Skills Ministers meet, PC urges CIII-CIV VET loans, Smart & Skilled 184, STEM Careers and Women in Trades, RAC careers future, MS licence deadline, Energy Skills Australia, Electrical incidents, Invested in Thomson Bridge, Safety and Critical Hydrogen Skills

Download a PDF version of the News Service 106 1. 2022 SKILLS PRIORITY LIST ALMOST DOUBLES OCCUPATIONS WITH SKILLS SHORTAGES Electrical workers are in demand and listed in the top 20 largest employing occupations in Australia.  Future demand in this occupational area is strong, says National Skills Commission (NSC) in its latest 2022 Skills Priority […]

News Service 103 – Outcomes of Jobs & Skills Summit, Minister wants simpler qualifications, HBA Building reforms feedback, NSW Skill Shortage survey, Women careers event a success, ABS ANZSCO feedback, Smart & Skilled 178-180, Apply Cert 4 WHS Scholarship, Tools to reskill workforce, using licensed RAC technicians, Qld’s electrical safety week, Safety and industry news

Download a PDF version of News Service 103 1. GOVT RELEASES OUTCOMES OF THE JOBS AND SKILLS SUMMIT DOCUMENT The Government has released a summary of the Jobs and Skills Summit it held 1-2 September 2022.  The Prime Minister’s Media Release states, “The Jobs and Skills Summit has brought Australians together to agree on immediate […]

News Service 101 – Jobs-Skills Summit paper, Labour market strong, Productivity performance inquiry, TAFEs excel, Women in trades, Safety – SWMS & SWPs for apprentices, multimeters, AS/NZS3000 Wiring Rules Committee, Industry news

Download a PDF version of News Service 101 1. GOVT JOBS & SKILLS SUMMIT ISSUES PAPER The Australian Government has released the much-awaited issues paper for the forthcoming Jobs and Skills Summit.  Promotion for the background to the paper on the Government Treasury website, states, “The Jobs and Skills Summit (the Summit) will bring together […]

News Service 95-Apprentices ‘left behind’, Fixing skill shortages, TAFE more students, Women in Riverina, ‘YES’ to Trades, Talented Technicians, Skills Targets unmet, eProfiling, Star-Delta quiz, WorldSkills cancelled, Energy crisis, Packages, Safety

1. ELECTRICAL APPRENTICES ‘LEFT BEHIND’ BY FAIR WORK COMMISSION’S ANNUAL WAGE REVIEW Reporter Ellen Tansley writes in the 15 June 2022 edition of News.Com.Au that the Fair Work Commission has left apprentices behind in its latest annual wage review. Ellen states, “Today’s minimum wage decision hasn’t been good news for all, with one group left […]

News Service 90 – Smart & Skilled ups Electrical apprentice funding, Focus on women-MAE project, Online jobs up, Women in trades workshops, New experts & novices platform, MSA scholarship open, ANZSCO update, Training Package news, Safety & Industry News

1. NSW SMART AND SKILLED RAISES CERTIFICATE III ELECTRICIAN (UEE30820) FUNDING BY $5,500 Its good news for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) delivering the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30820). Training Services NSW has announced that it has increased funding for the qualification by $5,500.  The new funding allocation will take affect 1 July 2022. This […]

News Service 88 – Future workforce inquiry, Australia loses VET champion, Join ARC team, Training Package update-TDR, Adult literacy inquiry, eliminating VET stigma, Women in trades, Electrical incidents – electrocution, Australian Standards, Safety & Industry news

1. THE FUTURE WORKFORCE – A CENTRAL COMPONENT OF LATEST PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION INTERIM REPORT The Australian Productivity Commission has released its latest update for Inquiry Participants.  The Inquiry is to provide the Australian Government with an overarching analysis of Australia’s productivity performance, and recommend an actionable roadmap to assist with productivity-enhancing reforms for the future, […]

News Service 87 – National Skills Deal in jeopardy, free standards petition, Training Package News – Electro + Gen, Women in Trades, ASQA News, NSW Apprenticeship data, New pracbox, Electrical shock incidents, safety news, latest industry news

1. DISCUSSIONS TURN SOUR ON $3.7B NATIONAL SKILLS DEAL Ronald Mizen (Economics correspondent) and Julie Hare (Education editor), with the Australian Financial Review (AFR) reported in the 1 April 2022 newsfeed, that “Negotiations over a critical $3.7 billion national skills deal have turned sour, with state and territory ministers.” The article states, “… state and […]